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Restoration / Re: Converting ‘68 front bumper to ‘67
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:07:02 PM »
From the link Darrell provided...

While they are similar, due to mounting hole differences, a 1967 Camaro front bumper can be mounted on a 1968 model only if the '68 center mounting pad is not installed. Likewise, a 1968 Camaro front bumper can be mounted on a 1967 model only if the '67 lower end brackets are left unattached.

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General Discussion / Re: 67 production
« on: November 14, 2018, 05:57:20 PM »
As stated in the link, regular production started in August 1966.

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General Discussion / Re: VN Z28 on Craig's List - KY
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:55:20 AM »
Not sure if those early 1970 heads would have screw in studs and guideplates, but if they do, that may be the reason why. That is a better setup than what it would have had originally.

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General Discussion / Re: Team Camaro Forum
« on: November 14, 2018, 08:39:51 AM »
I usually chat with Brian (one of the moderators) if I have an issue.

Found this post from the TC Admin - if you need to reset your password. It might help if you can not login.

You can change your password back to something that you'll be better able to remember here: https://www.camaros.net/forums/profile.php?do=editpassword


If you try and still can’t get logged in, contact me via pm and I will pass it along to Brian or the Admin for that site. 

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General Discussion / Re: Team Camaro Forum
« on: November 09, 2018, 05:00:54 AM »
I just logged in and I did not have any problems.

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General Discussion / Re: 1967 Custom stripes
« on: November 07, 2018, 03:30:57 PM »
Good luck. I don’t know of anything like that available. You might be able to have a local company custom make what you want. Try one of the places that offers vehicle “wraps”.

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General Discussion / Re: April 1969
« on: November 07, 2018, 02:11:25 PM »
Maybe people were getting “spring fever” and in the mood for driving a new hot car after a cold winter.  Maybe.

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General Discussion / Re: Broadcast sheet/Build Sheet Type setting process
« on: November 06, 2018, 09:18:20 PM »
Here is how I look at it. Either we have original documentation or we don't.

I don't have any paperwork on my car.  I wish I did.  I keep hoping that I may find something someday.  That is not likely, but I will never have a reproduction document with the car as long as I own it. Just my opinion.

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Originality / Re: 1968 SS Factory Tire Brand & Style
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:17:56 PM »
It all depends on the look you want.  I just run the BF Goodrich Radial TA tires, because they are reasonably priced.  If you want the original look, it will cost at least 2 to 3 times more.

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1968 - Orphans / Re: 18L339908 MO
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:04:56 PM »
I think the block looks OK. I can't comment on the balancer.

For future searches, the full VIN would be 124378L339908.  Stamped V0430MO

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Originality / Re: 68 Camaro SS396 Blackout Tailpan
« on: November 06, 2018, 05:06:10 PM »
These were hand masked, so not every car is going to be the same. 

There are different opinions on the percent of gloss.  I used what I would call a satin black on my car.

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Maintenance / Re: 302 Valve adjustment
« on: October 31, 2018, 02:48:08 PM »
Thanks everyone for the help. I readjusted the valves over the weekend and it now runs and sounds great. For some reason number 1 and number 4 valves were a little loose. I originally used the EOIC method when the engine was on the engine stand. This time I used the 90 degree method which I think is the best method to make sure the cam is on its base circle.

I chased this car for about 30 years which my ex father in law bought new at Harry Mann Chevrolet in Los Angeles (68 Z28 RS). Its been sitting for about 25 years and has 67000 original miles, original paint and interior, all #s matching and extremely well documented. He told me he used to adjust the valves with the engine running. He would use cardboard to deflect the oil to keep from making a mess.

Nice car!

Hot and running is how I was taught to adjust valve lash. :) 


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Dec 31, 1968... a cold early winter's night...
and the 1st Two Blue '69 ZL-1 Aluminum 427 CAMARO's Roll off the Car Hauler
in the lonely rural Illinois town of LeHarpe Illinois at the now famous Fred Gibb Chevrolet...
In just a couple months it's been 50 YEARS TO THE DAY that actually happened...
So is anyone intending an honorary celebration including some REAL ZL-1 Camaro Cars
on-site on that significant date at that historical Original Illinois Location ?...   ???
2nd picture, pretty sure this is it currently as on Google maps Street View...

I haven’t heard of anything being planned. It would be nice if something did happen though. A celebration with some smokey burnouts might be appropriate. :) 

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General Discussion / Re: Huggar Orange '69 Z/28 Low Miles
« on: October 30, 2018, 04:08:02 PM »
Gary I really don’t feel like I need to answer your questions. Most of those have already been answered. You have your opinions and I have mine. 

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General Discussion / Re: Hugger Orange '69 Z/28 Low Miles
« on: October 30, 2018, 03:40:43 AM »
I have no problem with orange cars.  In fact my first car was orange - or Carousel Red to be exact. Same color as Hugger Orange. I have been trying to buy it back for several years, but the current owner will not sell.

I just meant that it is Hugger Orange versus "Huggar" which was how it was spelled in the title of the first post.

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